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jesynip

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Liver Cirrhosis-causes
« on: June 19, 2012, 11:57:20 AM »
Liver Cirrhosis:It is a disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue, slowly preventing the liver from functioning properly. It blocks the flow of blood through the liver and slows the processing of nutrients, hormones, drugs, and naturally produced toxins. It also slows the production of proteins and other substances made by the liver.
Causes:
HEPATITIS C, FATTY LIVER, and ALCOHOL ABUSE are the most common causes of cirrhosis.
But anything that damages the liver can cause cirrhosis, including:
*Fatty liver associated with obesity and diabetes.
*Chronic viral infections such as hepatitis types B, C, and D.
*Blockage of the bile duct, which carries bile formed in the liver to the intestines where it helps in the digestion of fats.
*Repeated heart failure with fluid backing up into the liver.
*Certain inherited diseases such as Cystic fibrosis, Glycogen storage diseases(Unable to process glycogen to sugar), Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency(absence of a specific enzyme in the liver), hemochromatosis(condition in which excessive iron is absorbed and deposited into the liver),
Wilson's disease(caused by the abnormal storage of copper in the liver).
*Other causes include reactions to prescription drugs, prolonged exposure to environmental toxins, or parasitic infections.


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Re: Liver Cirrhosis-causes
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 12:00:55 PM »
What are the symptoms of the liver cirrhosis?People who drink everyday get cirrhosis??Is women are at higher risk than men?


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Re: Liver Cirrhosis-causes
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 12:10:03 PM »
Not all these people but someway the alcohol harm their lives.Heavy drinkers are more likely to suffer.as u asked Heavy drinking women are at higher risk than men.
Symptoms:The symptoms may vary with the stage of the illness. In the beginning stages, there may not be any symptoms. As the disease worsens, symptoms may include:
*Loss of appetite.
*Lack of energy (fatigue).
*Weight loss or sudden weight gain.
*Bruises(An injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration)
*Jaundice(whites of eyes or Yellowing of skin) .
*Itchy skin.
*Fluid retention (edema) and swelling in the ankles, legs, and abdomen (often an early sign).
*Blood in the stool.
*Light colored stools.
*Confusion, disorientation, personality changes.
*A brownish or orange tint to the urine.